9780812982619

Austerlitz

  • ISBN 13:

    9780812982619

  • ISBN 10:

    0812982614

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 12/06/2011
  • Publisher: Modern Library

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Summary

Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by "one of the most gripping writers imaginable" ( The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man's search for the answer to his life's central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Aus-terlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.

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